This is from Donald Wilson (name used by permission)
The original name for Hebron was actually, Schweers Mill.
Hebron is located in Grand River Twp., T75N, R30W, Sec 34 in Adair Co., Iowa on land that was owned by R.C. Patterson in 1891. Grand River Twp. was organized in 1855.
The name of Hebron was given to the community by Charles Wilson (no relation to the author) after the town in Indiana from which he came. Early settlers in the area were the Wilson, Seley, Bodtke, Augustine, Haaf, Patterson and the Bosserman families.
Early, Hebron, located within a few miles of the Morman Trail, was a trading center and stage coach stop. Local history tells us that it was part of the Slavery Underground Railroad as well.
There was a general store that included an undertaking parlor, barber shop, creamery, ice house, post office, saw mill, blacksmith shop, church and school. There is no indication that it was ever platted for city streets.
By 1915 only the store and church remained.
Today, only the structure of the store remains but the church is still very active.
The Methodist Chruch in Hebron was built in 1896. It was built for the sum of $1,200 and by the hands of local parishioners.
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